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Nov 05, 2015 #11

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Nov 05, 2015 #12

install gentoo
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Nov 05, 2015 #13

MonkeyzOwn wrote:Shens
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Nov 05, 2015 #14

I formatted the HD and reinstalled Win7.

10.5 hours and 213 updates later. I'm on to Win10, and the system is working fine now more than 24 hours later.

Only think I can figure is it might have been a virus of some sort.

But I haven't been web surfing anywhere odd recently, in months actually.
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Nov 05, 2015 #15

gwiber wrote:I formatted the HD and reinstalled Win7.

10.5 hours and 213 updates later. I'm on to Win10, and the system is working fine now more than 24 hours later.

Only think I can figure is it might have been a virus of some sort.

But I haven't been web surfing anywhere odd recently, in months actually.
Could it be a flaky PCI Express slot on the motherboard?
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Nov 06, 2015 #16

I dunno; The first wireless card was not a PCI-E card. I have no idea WHAT kind of card it was... it was maybe a third the size of a PCI-E card.

So whatever it was, was going after the wireless function specifically.
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Nov 09, 2015 #17

Just get one of those USB wireless card thingys.

The card or antenna were going bad on laptop and I had to buy one. It fixed the problem and let me upgrade to wireless AC for like 20 bucks.

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Nov 09, 2015 #18

Just get one of those USB wireless card thingys.

The card or antenna were going bad on laptop and I had to buy one. It fixed the problem and let me upgrade to wireless AC for like 20 bucks.

Posting after not reading the OP or comments.
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Nov 10, 2015 #19

gwiber wrote:I dunno; The first wireless card was not a PCI-E card. I have no idea WHAT kind of card it was... it was maybe a third the size of a PCI-E card.

So whatever it was, was going after the wireless function specifically.
Did it look something like this?
https://jet.com/product/pdp/61f9cf3e749 ... oCwH7w_wcB

PCI-Express slots come in different sizes, depending on the number of lanes they have.
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Nov 10, 2015 #20

I agree that this sounds like a slot going bad if in fact you were using the same slot for both cards. That said, in addition to malware, I've seen antivirus / network protection suites (e.g. Symantec) and 3rd party wireless tools blow up the TCP/IP stack or screw up the adapter before. You'll probably get a more concise idea of what's going on by looking for errors in the System event log and the WLAN-Autoconfig log...
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